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Providers in SC weather record rain

October 9, 2015Tracy Orzel

COLUMBIA and CHARLESTON, S.C. - The sun is finally shining after Hurricane Joaquin dumped more than two feet of rain over some areas of South Carolina, but providers and their patients aren't out of the woods yet.“My fear is that over the next several days we're going to hear some stories (about patients who need help) that we just don't know about yet,” said Dewey Roof, president of LifeHME in Columbia, S.C. “There are still a lot of unknowns.”Power outages, curfews, flooding...

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National mail-order program: Too much to handle?

April 5, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Regardless of who accepted contracts for the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies, providers predict “chaos” on July 1.“There is going to be a big tsunami of customers looking for supplies,” said Samuel Kim, COO of Chatsworth, Calif.-based Louisiana Care Concepts. “There are going to be issues with types of supplies, the brands available. There's a lot of confusion and I don't think anyone is really prepared.”There's not much time...

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Buy-sell debate fuels diabetes market

February 22, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - A handful of national mail-order diabetes providers have been on the hunt for smaller companies to buy, but so far, it doesn't look like there have been many takers.“I haven't followed up with any of them,” said Chris Rice, CEO of Diamond Respiratory Care in Riverside, Calif. “I don't know what they could possibly offer with the new reimbursement.”CMS in late January announced an average rate reduction of 72% for the national mail-order program. A box...

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